PDRC considering giving Chaeng Wattana area back to public


BANGKOK, 5 May 2004 – The People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) at the Chaeng Wattana rally site is now considering to give back the public area to the people.

PDRC core leader Senior Monk Buddha Issara, who is in charge of Chaeng Wattana protest site, said that he was disappointed with Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva’s decision not to run for the next general election. He added that Mr. Abhisit’s political reform roadmap was nothing new. As a matter of fact, it was similar to the PDRC’s demand to have political reform take shape before an election.

The leader went on to say that he was considering to move his protest camp from Chaeng Wattana Road into the compound of the Government Complex in order to let traffic flow clearly after a months-long roadblock.